Ricoh/Pentax said, it will be something very different from anything in the market.
So... when I look at this square shaped prototype the only one possibility of something "very different" is maybe ... a square sensor? :)
I don't like result - they are terrible (lenses, settings used, JPG quality was diminished - I'm pretty sure about that). But despite this, I know that this camera is better than K5, which was and still is a really good tool.
The problem with pentax is that jpg straight from the canikon camera allways will look better because of different approach with jpeg files - canikon allways will have more saturated, more contrasty and sharpened pictures. If you want to see what of pentax is capable - shoot raw and PS.
KL Matt: What jpeg quality setting was used? 3 stars? 4?
exactly. It looks like quality is about 2-3 stars
1699 for FF system camera... omg, this is a game changer...
Greg Lovern: Regarding the battery life, that battery was introduced with the K-7 back in 2009. Maybe now, 4 years later, they'll be able to fit more capacity in an updated battery of the same size?
You allready can buy even 3rd party batteries with expanded capacity (2200Mah over standart 1600) for 10-20 bucks on amazon.
samhain: The good news is- there's nowhere to go but up from here. Can't effectively cram more pixels onto an aps-c sensor. Bring on the Pentax FF already!
Yes, newest zoom lenses are designed for APS-C. But it's plenty of fixed focal lenght lenses in stock compatible with FF: 31mm f1.8, 40mm f2.8, 50mm f1.4, 50mm f1.8, 55mm f1.4, 77mm f1.8, 100mm f2.8, 200 f2.8, 300 f4 + sigma, tamron lenses (zoom lenses too).
So there's no problem with lenses.
Shashikant: Ihave Nikon D7000 and Nikon lenses.I am facing focussing problem with Nikon micro lens 105mm, f/2.8 G IF-ED VR lens in Auto mode. Can you please tell me in general which method will give best results - Auto focus or Manual focus. All the Nikon lenses included.
lot's of peoples facing AF problems with this model. It really has some issues. But most of users even don't understand that this is a camera problem :) because, you know.... it's a NIKON (i.e. highly praised brand).
steve norris: Mmmmmm. I'm sure these are all valid comments and opinions but I don't understand how people get so hung up about specs and cameras. Learn to use even a basic camera properly then, more importantly, learn the skill and art of photography. Then you'll be spending more time selling your work than writing about the pro's and cons of equipment. Only Mho :)
if you're in microstock, APS-C size sensor camera is a "must have". If you making fineart, then point-and-shoot or hi-end compact camera is OK only if final works is more Photoshop manipulation than photoograph. If you shoot weddings APS-C DSLR is a minimum too.
Kaelis: AND WHAT ABOUT THE FF ><
"They are asking for more lenses" Hell no, I mean yes but before that throw us a real new body to work with !
@Kaelis. FA31, FA43, FA77, DA 35 f2.4, DA50 f1.8, D-FA 100 macro, DA* 200 f2.8 and few others are FF covering lenses. So... it's not correct to say, that PENTAX lens line-up is not ready for FF.
Cane: I wonder how many of you would actually buy a FF Pentax or just complain about what it doesn't have on camera forums? I am guessing there will be more talk than purchasing in this place.
One of main reasons why peoples are choosing canikon entry level DSLR's over other brands is... "canikon HAS A FF and high end lenses for them" and then "if I ever will go deeper into photography I WILL need a pro system". We all know, that this will happen in 2-3% of cases and it doesn't really matter for them, that pentax makes cheaper or/and better entry level (K30 vs 650D) or mid range (K5 vs 60D) DSLR's. It doesn't really matter how good the product is. The most important thing (especially for newbies) is to know, that the brand which is standing behind your back is strong or stronger than...( you name it).
justmeMN: I have a Pentax Film SLR. It's disappointing to see the company sold, then sold again. Now, they are owned by a copier company. Who will own them next...?
actually Ricoh created a K-mount, not a Pentax.
Couscousdelight: Why is that lens so big ?Where is is gain in size offered by 4/3 format ?
what's the advantage to buy a 4/3 system if the lenses are the same size that APS-c or 35mm ?
it's not the same size as APS-C or ff zoom lenses with f2.8. It's significantly smaller.